Pepperl + Fuchs VIATOR HART Modems

Viator® HART Modems now Integrated into Pepperl+Fuchs HART Interface Solutions

Viator® HART Modems have officially become a Pepperl+Fuchs branded product since August of 2015.  Formerly owned by MACTek, Inc., a leading provider of HART protocol devices. The BULLET, also a MACTek product, was previously integrated into the WirelessHART product portfolio.

Viator HART modems, formerly marketed under Pepperl+Fuchs MACTek Inc, are now being sold, shipped, and supported internationally by Control-Automation.  Bluetooth, RS-232, USB, and USB with PowerXpress™ Viator models are available, including a Bluetooth version that is designed specifically for use in hazardous locations [HM-MT-BT-EX-010041].

A natural fit into HART product lineup, Jim Bolin of Pepperl+Fuchs’ had this to say about the Viator integration, “We are so pleased to officially add Viator HART modems to our existing HART portfolio," said Mr. Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs' executive vice president of the Americas. "This integration complements our current product line and allows us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers, in the United States and now, globally."

HART Interface Solutions enable the transfer of additional process values and device status information from the field to the control room via the standard 4…20 mA loop. By applying this cost-effective technology, users gain more insight into their plant processes without the need to integrate additional transmitters and wiring. Viator provides HART Communication Foundation registered interfaces for affordable, reliable, and secure wireless communication between a PC host system and any HART field device.